A wild whirlwind of a mess, without any coherence, without even a guiding principle.
Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He
spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for
HollywoodChicago.com and has contributed to a variety of publications
including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring
exclusive interviews with some of the most exciting voices in modern
independent filmmaking. Follow him on Twitter at @IndieOutlook and @mattfagerholm.
Matt writes: One of the best-loved films of this year's awards season is Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, Little Women. In addition to Tomris Laffly's four-star review, make sure to check out Ally Johnson's appreciation of filmmaker Gillian Armstrong (who helmed the beloved 1994 adaptation) as well as Katherine Tulich's exclusive video interview (embedded below) with Gerwig and her leading lady, Saiorse Ronan.
An interview with filmmaker Sam Mendes, co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns and actors George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman about their film, "1917."
Matt writes: As the days of 2019 grow short, let's take a look at the Best Films of 2019, as chosen by the writers at RogerEbert.com. Our combined list includes such celebrated titles as "Marriage Story," "Parasite," "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" and "The Irishman." You can find all the individual lists submitted by our writers (including your's truly) here.
An interview with actors Tim Blake Nelson and Karan Kendrick about co-starring in Destin Daniel Cretton's fact-based drama "Just Mercy."
Matt writes: With Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" being named the best film of 2019 by the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle soon after its Netflix debut over Thanksgiving weekend, let us take a closer look at this masterwork.
An interview with Oscar-winning editor Paul Hirsch about his work on Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Star Wars, his new memoir and much more.
Matt writes: With Thanksgiving just days away, let us revisit the holiday perennial that has emerged as one of the most beloved of all American films: John Hughes' poignant 1987 comedy "Planes, Trains & Automobiles."
Matt writes: With the decade nearing its close in a matter of weeks, the writers at RogerEbert.com have voted on their favorite films of the past ten years, resulting in the following three-part combined list ranking the Best Films of the 2010s.
An interview with writer/director Trey Edward Shults and actors Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Taylor Russell about their new film, "Waves."
In praise of "The Garden Left Behind"; Epic Tarantino panel; Power of "Modern Love"; Why films about the past should embrace horror; Greatness of "The Irishman."